2020-2021 Grant Applicants

Thompson Conference Center

Room 3.102
2405 Robert Dedman Drive
Austin, TX 78712

January 30-31, 2020

About The Presentation Meeting

Meetings will begin at 8:00am each day, and presentations will begin at 8:30am. Applicants for each grant program will be scheduled to present based on the grant program. Remote and Media-Only presentations will be scheduled together, at the end of the presentation block for the grant program.

The final presentation meeting schedule has been posted below, and assignments were emailed to participants on January 21, 2020.

Please note that while TVC staff has provided organizations below with an approximate presentation window, schedule delays will occur. The order of presenters will also be posted outside the presentation room on-site. Presentations will run until all scheduled presenters for the day have been called.

Best Practices For Presentations
  • 1-2 page executive summary
  • Consider having one person make the presentation
  • Express why your organization is different:
    • Your unique services
    • Your partnerships
    • Your sustainability
    • Your critical services needed
    • Your impact to date
  • Practice your FVA Grant Application presentation (3 minute time limit is FIRM)
  • Accuracy of statistics & demographics are key
  • No penalty for not appearing
  • Address items on slide template (we recommend completing and including the TVC slide template/information in your presentation)
  • No handouts, brochures, organizational “swag”, binders, or business cards other than the 1-2 page executive summary
Slide Template

Be sure to include the information highlighted in yellow on the slide template in your presentation:

  • Slide title: Organization Name
  • Left column: How long will your beneficiary wait for services after completing the application?
  • Left column: Describe the direct services the grant will fund.
  • Left column: Describe what additional things the grant will fund.
  • Left column: Limit on project service costs per client (if any):
  • Right column: Grant Program Name
  • Right column: Amount Requested
  • Right column: Proposed Project Service Category
  • Right column: Number of Beneficiaries To Be Served
    • Veterans
    • Dependents
    • Surviving Spouses

Tuesday, January 7 @ 10am CST

Tuesday, January 14 @ 10am CST

Frequently Asked Questions

I have clicked on the links to sign up to present but the page is not showing anything.

Please view this page in Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox to sign up.


What is my Eligible Application ID?

This is your Application ID in GovGrants. For example; AP-FVA_20-001


The form doesn’t give me an option to select a time. Can you please advise if I may be missing something?

You are not missing anything. Following the presentation sign-up deadline, you will be notified of an estimated window for your presentation. We recommend you arrive at least 30 minutes early, in case the meeting is running ahead of schedule.


During the presentation of our program, would one of our staff be able to advance the slides?

If you are present at Thompson Conference Center, a clicker will be available to advance the slide deck on your own. If you are presenting remotely, you will verbally cue staff to advance the slide deck (and practice with staff during the Technical Rehearsal on January 23).


Are we allowed to have more than one PowerPoint slide or does everything have to fit one that one slide?

Presenters may have more than one PowerPoint slide. While the only hard limit is what you can fit into the 3-minute time limit, we recommend your slide deck be shorter rather than longer. For example; 5 slides rather than 25 slides.


The executive summary is to be submitted along with the media file by 5 p.m. on the 17th, correct? 



So, this means that the presenter will not have to distribute that; the summary will already be part of the committee’s notebooks.

Also correct.

Presentation Meeting Schedule

Last Update: 1/22/2020 @ 10:45am Central

Presentations Day 1: Thursday, January 30, 2020

Meeting Called to Order @ 8am

Presentations begin @ 8:30am

Veterans Treatment Court

VTC In-Person:

  1. Bexar County Veterans Treatment Court (Misdemeanor)
  2. Hays County Veterans Treatment Court
  3. Comal County Veterans Treatment Court
  4. Bexar County Veterans Treatment Court (Felony)
  5. El Paso County Veterans Treatment Program
  6. Webb County 406th District Court
  7. Nueces County
  8. Galveston County
  9. Williamson County
  10. McLennan County

VTC Remote:

  1. Montgomery County Veterans Treatment Program
  2. Collin County
  3. Hidalgo County CSCD

VTC Media Only:

  1. City of Dallas

15-Minute Morning Break

Veterans County Service Officer

VCSO In-Person:

  1. Caldwell County
  2. Hidalgo County

1 Hour Lunch Break

Housing 4 Texas Heroes

H4TXH In-Person:

  1. The Salvation Army Grayson County
  2. Community Partnership for the Homeless DBA Green Doors
  3. Meals on Wheels Central Texas
  4. Alamo Area Council of Governments
  5. Community Action Corporation of South Texas
  6. Rolling Plains Management Corporation
  7. Easterseals Central Texas
  8. The Salvation Army – Waco
  9. Operation FINALLY HOME
  10. The Salvation Army – Corpus Christi
  11. North Texa Veterans Relief Fund Inc
  12. CLC, Inc
  13. Front Steps, Inc
  14. Family Eldercare
  15. Family Endeavors, DBA Endeavors
  16. Operation Homefront, Inc

HTX Remote:

  1. Panhandle Community Services
  2. Sabine Valley Regional MHMR Center
  3. Habitat for Humanity of Greater Garland

15-Minute Afternoon Break

Veterans Mental Health

VMH In-Person:

  1. Vet TRIIP, Inc.
  2. Easter Seals of Greater Houston, Inc.
  3. The Aloe Foundation
  4. Baylor Scott & White Research Institute
  5. Caritas of Austin
  6. West Texas Counseling & Guidance
  7. Veterans Freedom Retreat, Inc.
  8. Armstrong Community Music School
  9. Santa Maria Hostel
  10. Volunteers of America Texas
  11. Marriage Management Consultants
  12. Dallas County CSCD
  13. Emergence Health Network
  14. ROCK, Ride On Center for Kids
  15. Cenikor Foundation
  16. Samaritan Center for Counseling and Pastoral Care
  17. Family Endeavors DBA Endeavors
  18. Sabine Valley Regional MHMR Center
  19. Austin-Travis County Mental Health and Mental Retardation Center DBA Integral Care
  20. Family Eldercare

VMH Remote:

  1. Equest
  2. Heart of Texas Regional MHMR
  3. Collin County

End of Presentations Day 1

Presentations Day 2: Friday, January 31, 2020

Meeting Re-Called to Order @ 8am

Presentations begin @ 8:30am

General Assistance

GA In-Person:

  1. The Salvation Army Grayson County
  2. United For The People
  3. Foundation Communities
  4. Alamo Area Council of Governments
  5. Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary, Inc
  6. Veterans Center of North Texas
  7. Community Services of Northeast Texas, Inc.
  8. Caritas of Austin
  9. Community Partnership for the Homeless DBA Green Doors
  10. Fort Bend County
  11. Sterling Veterans and Citizens Foundation
  12. Goodwill Industries of South Texas, Inc.
  13. Bexar County Commissioners Court
  14. Rolling Plains Management Corporation
  15. College of the Mainland Foundation
  16. United Way of Denton County
  17. Volunteers of America Texas
  18. Honor Veterans Now
  19. Goodwill Central Texas
  20. NPower Inc.
  21. Family Service Association of San Antonio, Inc.
  22. YWCA El Paso del Norte Region
  23. East Texas Council of Governments
  24. Catholic Charities of Central Texas
  25. Community Council of South Central Texas, Inc.
  26. Hope For The Warriors
  27. Goodwill Industries of Houston, Inc.
  28. Brazos Valley Cares, Inc.
  29. Bring Everyone In The Zone, Inc.
  30. Texas A&M Research Foundation
  31. Killeen Armed Services YMCA
  32. Burnet County
  33. Lone Star Legal Aid
  34. Communities In Schools of Greater Central Texas, Inc.
  35. Child Crisis Center of El Paso
  36. CLC, Inc.
  37. Family Eldercare
  38. Castle Cares Community Ministries, Inc. DBA The Warriors Refuge
  39. Family Endeavors Inc. DBA Endeavors

GA Remote:

  1. Metroplex Military Charitable Trust
  2. Project MEND
  3. Family Service Center of Houston and Harris County (Family Houston)
  4. San Antonio Metropolitan Ministry, Inc
  5. Rising Star Resource Development Corporation
  6. Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program
  7. Sabine Valley Regional MHMR Center
  8. Worklife Ministry, Inc DBA Worklife Institute

GA Media Only:

  1. Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels and Much Much More
  2. Nueces County
  3. Caritas of Waco

Adjourn Meeting

Travel Logistics

Park in Thompson Conference Center Lot 40. All attendees must print and display a dashboard permit while parking in Lot 40 during the weekday from 8 AM to 5 PM. Parking permits will be emailed to confirmed participants on Monday, January 27, 2020.

A parking map can be found on the TCC website. Should an attendee forget to print of the permit, or does not have access to a printer, additional permits will be available in the conference office in TCC. There are a limited number of spaces available (241). Parking in an area that requires a UT Permit will result in a ticket. TCC is not responsible for tickets that are issued while attending an event at TCC.

Hotels and restaurants nearby

There are many hotels and meal options at varying price points within 5 miles of the Thompson Conference Center in downtown Austin. Outside food and refreshments cannot be brought into TCC.

Each day’s schedule includes an hour-long break for lunch, and two fifteen-minute breaks (one in the morning, and one in the afternoon).